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affirmative action. attorney steven taylor who says they say they want to help but universities won't admit it. both guests have actually filed briefs on this fisher-u.t. case. mr. taylor, you first. what will be ms. fisr's arguments since she was on the 10% requirement that would have granted her admission based on her accomplishments. >> her argument is university of texas are violating principles the supreme court laid down in its last affirmative cases in 2003. in particular, universities said they could use race but they could not engage in racial balancing which means they could not seek proportional representation of the population. university of texas overtly does that. the court said you have to phase ou racial preferences within 25 years. nine of those years are gone, and it's quite clear, in part because of the slowness of working towards racial proportionality and what they call critical mass of every minority in every classroom, it's quite clear that the university of texas is on a trajectory that would extend racial preferences for many, many decades, and that clearly violates th
about who knew what and when. the attack on 9/11 killed chris stevens and three other americans. the emails were sent to the fbi, the white house, other government agencies. one of them was sent while this attack was still underway. our reporter ellise is joining us live. talk a little about these emails, what they reveal. one of them including the claim of responsibility of the attack by an islamist group. >> that's right, suzanne. these are really the first communication we've seen from the u.s. embassy in tripoli. as they were reporting it real-time. now, the first e-mail was from about 4:00 p.m. eastern time which would be 10:00 p.m. in libya, and the subject is u.s. mission in benghazi under attack. the embassy in tripoli reports approximately 20 armed people fired shots, explosions have been heard as well. ambassador stevens, who was currently in benghazi and four other mission personnel are in the compound safe haven. now, a half hour later the embassy updates and says that the firing has stopped and the compound has been cleared and that a response team is on site of try
the compound. this is where ambassador chris stevens slept. part of a small suite also meant to be a makeshift safe room. here on the floor between the bed and the chair is where cnn found the ambassador's journal. it is also the same room where the ambassador was located hours after the attack first began. separated by smoke from his security detail. the u.s. initially said the assault was the result of a demonstration turned violent. >> putting together the best information that we have available to us today. our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo which were prompted, of course, by the video. >> reporter: that was not the case. the state department is now saying that there was nothing unusual prior to the attack. at 8:30 p.m., everything was calm. and just over an hour later, armed men launched their assault. libyan officials say they warned the americans on many occasions about the growing threat from extremi
their deaths. in an interview with bloomberg news the father of ambassador chris stevens said, quote, it would really be abhor rent to make this isn't a campaign issue before the investigation into the attack is complete, end quote. this comes after the mother of glen dougherty, the ex-navy s.e.a.l. killed in bengha asked hit romney to stop mentions her son on the campaign trail. it all spilled over into a bitter exchange between obama and romney campaign advisers. >> there are inconsistencies here. what we're saying is that, you know, as americans, we deserve to know what really happened going into this attack and what did the administration to after. because we want to learn from them, obviously. we want to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> we don't need wingtip cowboys. we don't need shoot from the hip diplomacy. when mitt romney first responded to what was going on in libya his own party called him out for sensitivity. he's done nothing but politicize this issue when what we need to do is find out what happened, and do that as americans, not as democrats and republicans. >> you could
that will affect early voting, at least. >> steven kopf, thank you very much. >> thank you. >>> washington d.c. when it comes to hurricane sandy. schools there will be shut down ahead of the storm. we'll find out what else in the area might be impacted by hurricane sandy. imimagaginine e ifif y yod alalwawaysys s seeee l e inin t thehe b besest t lil. eveverery y titimeme o of f. ououtdtdoooorsrs, , oro. trtranansisititiononss® ls auautotomamatiticacalllly y fift ththe e ririghght t amamouountn. soso y youou s seeee e eveg ththe e waway y itit is memeanant t toto b be e ses. mamaybybe e evevenen a lilittttlele b betette. exexpeperirienencece l lifife e, asask k fofor r trtrananss adadapaptitiveve l lene. >>> if you have travel plans for the mid-atlantic or northeast, you need to think again. chad meyers will explain that sandy is going to make a mess of anyone's commute. short or long. >> short or long. the airlines are saying we'll waive those fees. we know you can't get there, the planes won't be there so plan accordingly. you can go to your local airport on line and find that out because
mission. could you recognize that face holding on to an a.k., possibly while ambassador stevens lay dying inside. we have no word if he's been charged or is even in custody but he sure looks proud. then there's this guy holding up the peace sign, many on the scene photographed by cell phone. this is the scene of a crime. these are pictures at the scene of a crime. the u.s. mission still on fire while this is going on. where are these men? have they been questioned? are they in custody? do we know anything about them? who was their leader? one person who may know something about this is the reporter who was breaking this story, david kirkpatrick, he sat down with the suspected ring leader having the frappe. he joins us over the phone from benghazi, libya. i was just sastounded by your report. does the suspect admit he had anything to do with the murders and the attacks? >> reporter: no, he said he was on the scene and arrived after the shooting had begun and was basically trying to break up a traffic jam. he said he had nothing to do with any acts of aggression that night. he's only suspec
, they put out a political statement when the attacks were going on, before we knew ambassador stevens was murdered. you can't play politics with american lives. i think both of them have a little bit of cleanup operation to do tonight on the question of libya. >> that's libya. i do want to talk iran. paul begala, thank you very much. we have much more on iran. that's next. [ male announcer ] this is anna, her long day teaching the perfect swing begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi® card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts. more events. more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with a citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] >>> as preside
just about half a mile away. you know the story. four americans killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens, foreign service officer shawn smith and security officers glen doherty and ty woods. the chair of the government committee that initiated this hearing opened up by saying the state department was, quote, coming clean as it released new details just last night. those details include officials saying that attack at the consulate in benghazi was impossible to defend. and today, a regional security officer testified the assault was something the united states had never seen before at a diplomatic outpost. >> i had not seen an attack of such ferocity and intensity previously in libya. nor in my time with the diplomatic security service. i'm concerned that this attack signals a new security reality, just as the 1983 beirut marine barracks bombings did for the marines, the 1998 east africa embassy bombings did for the state department, and 9/11 did for our entire country. however, we must remember that it is critical that we balance our risk mitigation efforts with the needs of our diplomat
. this is the usa today/gallup poll, even steven among women that is in 12 swing states. dana, we have seen the president running far ahead of mitt romney among female voters. in fact, different picture here, look at the nationwide polls and obama is still leading romney among women by seven points or more. what accounts for this jump toward romney among women in the 12 swing states, any clue? >> it is hard to answer that without getting what they say -- they call in the business cross tax, the inside numbers in gallup polls to be able to know why the women who said that they are more supportive of mitt romney said that, whether it is his economic positions, whether it was his performance on the debate or something else. but what i can tell you is that other polls also talking about -- or talking to voters in swing states are, you know, less favorable to mitt romney and still is a pretty big gender gap, even in swing states, in the washington post poll and the politico, george washington university poll. but it is important to point this out because gallup is -- didn't just start polling ye
, that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens. republican senator saxby chambliss says the man is being held in tunisia. sources tell cnn the suspect is connected to extremist groups in north africa. cnn has learned that the u.s. first became aware of this man when he posted details of the attack on social media while it was happening. and we're now getting new insight into just how quickly the state department knew about the sophistication of the assault. intelligence correspondent susan kelly has that part of the story. >> i've said it and i'll say it one more time, no one wants to find out what happened more than i do. >> reporter: secretary hillary clinton came out firing today, after e-mails obtained by cnn made clear that shortly after the attack began, the state department notified officials from the white house, the top intelligence agency, pentagon and fbi that an attack was under way and that ambassador stevens was in the compound. just two hours later another e-mail indicated the libyan extremist group ansar al sharia was claiming respons
was steven swart. steven swart says that in 1995, when phil anderson had left the team, the riders complained that the european opponents were doping. >> did you talk with lance armstrong about the need to start using epo to be competitive? >> we had -- we had a discussion about it, yeah. >> what did mr. armstrong say? >> he said if we're going to the tour, we've got to -- we've got to perform. we need the results. >> what did that mean? >> i think you didn't have to be a rocket scientist to figure it, you know? if we were going to be competitive, there was only one road to take. >> was there a discussion about doping in any way with mr. swart? >> the only aspect that is true is that he was on the team. beyond that, not true. >> you don't want to miss cnn's special documentary. it's called "the world according to lance armstrong." set the dvr, 9:00 eastern tomorrow night here on cnn. >>> if you were not watching last night, you missed a moment that has everyone talking today. one of mitt romney's top advisers suggests that clone powell endorsed barack obama baus of race. all of this comes thi
that chris stevens was worried deeply about security in benghazi is just hours before his death. the cable was sent shortly before the attack on the consulate left him and three other americans were dead. it was released friday by the oversight committee. others say the gop is playing politics with this issue. >>> and on the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak, 223 cases, including joint infections and 23 deaths are now tied to the outbreak. this week, the fda linked a company involved. most patients got sick from tainted injections, given for back pain. >>> and bringing back memories of sniper attacks in washington, 15 shooters targeting motorists have happened in two days, in suburban detroit leaving many on edge. so far nobody has been hurt but there have been close calls. investigators from three counties have been taking part in the investigation. no arrests were made. >>> and police search for a gunman who opened fire on a family for setting fire to a nearby house. a man and his son died in the house. >>> police are searching for a 55-year-old black male who was last seen wearing a dar
and knocked to the ground. and it didn't end there. >> the suspect, steven anderson, who we've identified, goes through his pockets and takes the $40 that mr. perry had, and then kicks him a second time and then as he's done, another individual who we'd like to identify also comes up and kicks mr. perry one more time in the face. >> perry has a cut lip, several broken bones in his face. disgusting. >>> each week we're shining a spotlight on the top ten cnn heroes of 2012 as you vote for the one who inspires you the most at this week the honoree is a single mother from haiti who became the target of sexual violence but turned her personal trauma into a fight for justice. >> translator: two years after the earthquake, the situation is still the same. the people are still under the tents. they don't have electricity. there is no security where they sleep. they are getting raped. in haiti things are very difficult. before the earthquake, there were rapes happening. now i can say it is total disorder. adults are not spared. mothers are not spared. even babies are not spared. my
. >> the suspect, steven anderson, who we have identified, goes through his pockets and takes the $40 that mr. perry had, and then kicks him a second time, and then as he's done, another individual who we'd like to identify also comes up and kicks mr. perry one more time in the face. >> perry has a cut lip and several broken bones in his face. >>> the university of mississippi, you know it as ole miss, well, the school just made history. 50 years after immigrating, it's elected its first african-american homecoming queen. >>> first, collect as many credit cards as you can. compete with your friends to buy possessions you can't afford. and don't bother saving for retirement. it's a long way off. these are all things ben stein says you should do if you want to ruin your financial life. christine romans sits down with him in this week's "mastering your money." >> ben stein is a well-known economist. he was a speechwriter for president nixon and, oh, yeah, this. >> bueller. bueller. bueller. >> now ben stein is advising all of us to slack off a little like ferris bueller. he writes financial basi
didn't believe he could do it and he has proven that he couldn't do it. >> reporter: robert stevens is an independent and obama 2008 supporter. >> it was something different for the country, something that hadn't happened before, electsing a black president. i got caught up in that a little bit. but i think he's a disappointment. >> reporter: you don't like what you got but you're not sold on the alternate? >> absolutely not. i don't know who i'm going to vote for. >> reporter: living in a battleground there's no escaping the ads or the get out the vote. >> i want to hang up the phone. i want to make my own independent decision. i don't want anybody shoving stuff down my throat. i thought i would have been there by now but i'm not but i will be by election day. >> reporter: tense final days in a place long known for its historic battle fields but a newcomer for the world of presidential battle grounds. >>> the key is turnout. both campaigns knowing it's a tossup state say they know what this takes to win. here's why the republicans say they're confident. they have 1 million dor knoc
in libya, u.s. ambassador chris stevens, foreign service officer shawn smith and former navy s.e.a.l.s glen woods and brian doherty. no one is forgetting about the sacrifice they made. >> you can imagine how i felt when i found out that he was one of the two former navy s.e.a.l.s killed in benghazi on september 11th and it touched me, obviously, as i recognize this young man that i thought was so impressive, had lost his life in the service of his fellow men and women. he -- according to the reports on cnn international that i read, he was actually in a different building, in an annex, a safe place somewhere else across town when he and his colleagues there heard that the consulate was under attack. and they went there. >> mitt romney getting emotional there in iowa today. tomorrow there will be a hearing on capitol hill to look into, quote, the security failures that preceded the attack, end quote, from the oversight government reform committee's website. as the committee is searching for answers, what is known is that it took the obama administration eight days before acknowledging the at
.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others. listen to what eric nordstrom told the oversight committee. >> i was criticized and somehow it was my responsibility to come up with a plan on the ground and not the responsibility for ds. i raised that specific point in a meeting with the ds director in march, that 60 days, there was no plan and it was hope that everything would get better. >> let's go now to foreign affairs reporter elise labott. this was quite a heated hearing. >> it was. basically there was so much political grandstanding, don, it was really hard to get at what was really important that eric nordstrom and lieutenant colonel andy wood, the top securi support team official saying, listen, we kept talking to the state department, asking them for resources and we got the feeling that until there was an attack, we weren't going to get any resources. eric nordstrom, finishing that quote you just put up there saying, look, how thin does the ice have to be before someone falls through? a lot of charges yesterday. but a lot of interesting information coming out. >> i'm sure the state de
braechz, and attacks in libya leading up to the killing of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. for example, stevens, they say, took regular early morning jogs around tripoli with members of the security detail, but according to their sources, a pro-gadhafi facebook page trumpheted those runs, posting a threat against the ambassador along with a stock photo of him. stevens stopped running for about a week. then resumed. >> all indications are the ambassador was not reckless, and he took the advice always of his security forces, including sometimes when they said that meetings needed to be canceled, so i think that this is a failure of intelligence, a failure of security, and a failure of judgment, but not of the now diocesed ambassador. >> there were other security braechz, according to the committee and a sale that blew a hole in the security perimeter at the north gate of the benghazi mission. two rocket propelled grenade rounds were fired at the benghazi office of the red cross. and the convoy carrying the british ambassador was attacked by a militant with a grenad
of that offensive word to describe the president of the united states, special olympian john stevens ote a heartfelt, open letter explaining just why that word should not be an insult. here is what he had to say. >> dear ann coulter, come on, miss coulter, you aren't dumb and you aren't shallow, so why are you constantly using a word like the r word as an insult? i am a 30-year-old man with down syndrome who has struggled with the public's perception that my disability means i am dumb and shallow. i am not either of those things. i do process information a little more slowly than the rest of you. >> you can hear more from that special olympics athlete, live on piers morgan tonight, 9:00 p eastern. >>> the bunt that stayed fair. more giant luck? great execution? or are the tigers cursed? ncer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achieve
. ratings were down 25% last year. they fired judges. this is what they want. in fact, steven tyler, one of them who got let go, today called this bull, said this is like professional wrestling. let be honest, as americanth the idea of someone just singing, seen it, done that, bored with it. we like this fighting. you're bringing "the real housewives" to "american idol." they're going to fight. that's what it's about. i think it's to get press, get people to watch the show again, watch the ratings jump. >> i can't do the talent shows. you know how much i love howard stern. i can't even watch that other show. >> "america's got talent." >> i can't. it's boring. but this is definitely interesting. >> that's what this is about. >> let's move on. out of new york city, illugist david blaine puts on a mesh suit, electricity coarsing around him, three days, no sleep, no food. are you amazed by this stunt? >> amazed? >> under the pavement, the cement, remember that? >> i'm not amazed by this at all. staying awake three days? i have friends who stay awake five days at a time. >> starbucks. >> peop
, still passing him on. >> reporter: her grandson, freshman garrick lee stevens. because he has a learning disorder, the aclu lawsuit would not apply to him. >> from an academic perspective there have been deficiencies. >> reporter: like 0% college readiness on the a.c.t., despite funding of more than $14,000 per student, among the highest in the state. joyce parker is tasked with improving the district. where does the money go? because i know there aren't enough books for all the kids to take home their books. >> in terms of overall administration, the district was not managed properly. >> reporter: she hired charter school operator, the leona group, to try to fix things. >> see you tomorrow. >> what they can expect from us is student achievement. they can expect to see student growth. >> reporter: none of the michigan schools operated by the leona group rank in the top 50% statewide. the leona group has only just taken over this system, which has been ailing for years. >> are kids getting sold short here. >> definitely. >> reporter: 1997 graduate keith blames the district for leaving him
stevens' father, thought his death was being politicized and democrats are calling it a witch hunt. and i think what the secretary wanted to do, not only take the heat off the white house as president obama goes into this debate, but also to kind of refocus people and say, listen, you definitely need to find out what happened here. but we also need to make sure that it never happens again and that's where she is focused right now. i asked her about the kind of changing story that the white house had initially talking about spontaneous protests that led to this attack and changed the story, as you know. let's take a listen to what she said to me about intelligence and how that's being politicized. >> everyone who spoke -- >> bad intelligence. >> well, everyone who spoke tried to give the information that they had. as time has gone on, the information has changed, we've gotten more detail. but that's not surprising. that always happens. and what i want to avoid is some kind of political gotcha or blame game going on. >> and, again, what she is saying, ashleigh, listen, everyone wants to kno
have been heard as well. ambassador stevens, who is currently in benghazi and four c.o.m. personnel are in the compound safe haven. but a second e-mail saying the firing of the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi has been stopped and the compound has been cleared, end quote. the last e-mail came about an hour later. and this is key. subject line reads, "update to. ans ansar al sharia claims responsibilities for the attack. embassy tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on faib and twitter and called for an attack on embassy tripoli. that group has ties to al qaeda and this morning two white house officials told cnn, the e-mails came from the state department o.p. center sharing public knowledge about the claim that was made on facebook. they say the white house has had other information along with that public knowledge that conflicted with those reports. and one source says, quote, there are always multiple and conflicting reports in the initial hours of an attack. that's why you have an investigation. but clearly it could be troublesome for the president as he continues t
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